Search Results: "Peter Rowan"


BOOK REVIEW

INNER CIRCLE by Peter Rowan
Released: March 21, 2012

"A clever modern-day quest with an unfortunate case of attention deficit disorder."
In Rowan's (The Mooring, 2012) modern-day retelling of The Hobbit, a Seattle loner gets recruited by a band of quirky geekerati to help recover a technological treasure. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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RUBY PARKER HITS THE SMALL TIME by Rowan Coleman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"At the end of the tale, Ruby comes to accept the changes that life brings, even deciding to make a few alterations of her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Parker wants everything in her life to stay the same. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS by Rowan Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A tear-jerking but ultimately uplifting story."
Hospice care brings unlikely characters together in this emotional novel from Coleman (The Day We Met, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE END OF SLEEP by Rowan Somerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"East meets West in this witty and warm picaresque."
In this engaging first novel from Ireland resident Somerville, a dissolute Irish journalist based in Cairo makes a last-ditch effort to investigate a story that just might salvage his career. Read full book review >

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TEN by Rowan Hodge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Despite its breadth and minimal focus on a disturbing killer, the never-tedious story is engaging from beginning to end."
Hodge's debut thriller has an FBI agent pursuing an elusive serial killer whose murders share more than a passing resemblance to a popular TV series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Savory information presented on a stylish plate."
A locavore and James Beard Award-winning food writer adapts the French wine-growing concept of terroir, "the taste of place," to champion a variety of foods from the Western hemisphere. Read full book review >

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BOMBSHELL by Rowan Maness
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"Too clever by half, this book isn't worth the energy needed to keep everything straight. (Fiction. 15-18)"
A teenage catfisher's lies catch up to her. Read full book review >

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THE DAY WE MET by Rowan Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"Coleman will make you cry with this emotional, beautifully written novel."
A woman with early-onset Alzheimer's disease desperately tries to hold onto her family and her life in this novel from Coleman (The Runaway Wife, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHY WE BUILD by Rowan  Moore
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Form, light, scale, context, time—architecture, Moore ably shows, has the power to represent deep, abiding hope."
A voracious exploration of emotion as part of the creation and evolution of architecture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Intelligent, important assessment of a confusing phenomenon and its potentially catastrophic implications."
Culinary writer Jacobsen (A Geography of Oysters, 2007, etc.) takes a laid-back yet terrifying look at the conundrum of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which has devastated honeybees. Read full book review >